- 46 submissions
- 31 contributors
“Unmarked police vehicles are so common, it’s barely worth discussion,” DHS official Ken Cuccinelli recently said. “I mean, literally every police department in America has them and uses them. We are no exception.”
MuckRock wants to help you find out whether the group of “literally every police department” using unmarked vehicles includes your local police department.
Submit a city and state or the name of a police department, we’ll submit a freedom of information request to learn more.
You can find all requests submitted as part of this project here.
Requesting public records can be an intimidating process to many, even frequent filers. What are the FOI questions you’ve been afraid to ask? What are the nitty-gritty details you haven’t been able to track down?
Wondering whether police records are available in Michigan? Want to know who your contractors are in California?
Let us know. You may see your question featured in a special FOIA 101 feature.
- 126 submissions
- 91 contributors
A policing agency’s use of force is supposed to be governed by its policy. Figure out where your local police department is falling short by looking at the use of force policy. Start by requesting it. Submit your local policing agency or city and state below, and MuckRock will file a request for the applicable use of force policy. Just let us know where we should ask. Find all requests submitted as part of this Assignment on the Use of Force project page.
- 552 submissions
- 544 contributors
Police misconduct is often hidden from public view and settling the lawsuits that result can be a regularly costly business for police departments. Police departments in the United States spend hundreds of thousands of dollars each year to pay the victims of these crimes.
Help us shine a light on misconduct settlements in your town. Submit the name of a city and state. We’ll handle the rest.
You can find all submitted requests and more about this initiative on the project page.